Concerned about what your child is eating at school? Consider joining up with fellow moms and dads to start a school garden and healthy lunches program in your district. Marcy Greenhut, a member of Berkeley's nutrition committee, suggests that you begin by picking up a school lunch from the cafeteria and bringing it to that night's P.T.A. meeting. When parents see what kids are being served — often foods like hot dogs, canned fruit in heavy syrup, and chips — it may motivate them to try to change the system through the steps below.
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